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February 20, 2014

Jay Paterno set to challenge Critz for nomination

HARRISBURG — Jay Paterno, the son of Hall of Fame ex-Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, is telling party officials that he'll seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

Two state Democratic Party officials, Roger Lund of the southcentral party caucus and Harry Lawrence of the southeast party caucus, said Paterno called them Thursday and told them that he's circulating petitions to get on the May 20 primary ballot.

Party officials had expected Paterno might run for Congress, but Lund says Paterno told him that he believed he could serve Pennsylvania better by staying in the state.

The field of Democratic lieutenant governor candidates, which includes Johnstown's Mark Critz, is big but lacks Paterno's name recognition.

Lieutenant governor candidates run separately of gubernatorial candidates in the primary and together in the general election.

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